Books focused on cities, their history, and development; may seem like a snooze fest, but learning of how a city lives (and can die) can truly be fascinating. It takes quite a bit to make it and keep it functioning. Article from citybreaths.com.
In 2011, residential solar system installers paid a little over $1.80 per watt for solar panels in both Germany and the United States. In Germany, installers added $1.20 to the cost of the solar panel to complete an installation. But in the U.S., they tacked on $4.36 per watt, more than three times as much.
The green movement teeters on the cusp of success. Whilst much more must be done to encourage cooperation and investment to deal with spiralling carbon emissions and the looming spectre of climate change, the proliferation of environmental concerns into all aspects of day to day life is almost complete.
“I had several goes at the garden, and it was just a disaster,” says the affable, distinctly un-Hollywood Moore, gesturing toward her 1,000-square-foot Greenwich Village backyard. “It looked like a dog run. Tragic. Everything kept dying.”
But salvation came when she was on a recent magazine photo shoot in a Manhattan apartment with outdoor space. “I fell instantly in love with the terrace and asked who’d done it,” she recalls. This is how Brian Sawyer, an architectural and interior designer who also masterminds gardens, entered her life.
"It’s only fitting that a university specializing in technology and design would have a building inspired by a digital measurement – the pixel. The sprawling Swanston Academic Building is a pixellated reflection of the cityscape surrounding it, and with a squint of the eye the scene seems to blend seamlessly.”
How could you not get the creative juices flowing here?
Check ‘em out. Shane and Gen are in a few too! Pecha-Kucha was such a good time. We highly recommend it, if there is an event near you. If not, there are ways to create one. Go to http://www.pecha-kucha.org/night/ for more info on PK.